A Childline operator who allegedly slept for hours during shifts is challenging her dismissal for alleged gross misconduct, an Employment Appeals Tribunal has heard.

A Childline operator who allegedly slept for hours during shifts is challenging her dismissal for alleged gross misconduct, an Employment Appeals Trib(...)

 Minister for Children James Reilly:  introduced the change in an amendment, co-sponsored by Senator Jillian van Turnhout, to the Children First Bill.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The introduction of an effective ban on slapping children will send out the message that under no circumstances is it acceptable to hit a child, Mini(...)

Modular housing, as demonstrated by the Dublin local authorities at a demonstration event. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 4:02

Some 500 units of modular housing will be provided as emergency housing for homeless families across Dublin, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly h(...)

The ISPCC says it is “deeply concerned” at the numbers of households with children becoming homeless and living in accommodation it calls “unsuitable” and “ill-equipped to meet their needs”. File photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

The use of hotels and B&Bs to accommodate homeless families with children should be banned here, as it is in other jurisdictions, the Irish Soc(...)

During the week of July 20th to July 26th, there were 1,185 children in 556 families in emergency accommodation in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children in Dublin has doubled in a year, the latest figures show. Data just released by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (...)

Organisations involved in the BeLonG To Yes campaign in the same-sex the marriage referendum include the ISPCC, Barnardos, Foróige, Youth Work Ireland, the Migrant Rights Centre, Headstrong, Yes Equality, the Children’s Rights Alliance, Pavee Point, EPIC and the National Youth Council of Ireland, as well as BeLonG To. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A Yes vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum would be “in the best interests of children”, three of Ireland’s leading children’s chariti(...)

The ISPCC’s Caroline O’Sullivan, Childline’s Margie Roe and the ISPCC’s Grainia Long launch the ISPCC Childline report. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Children feel they cannot talk to their parents about their problems because they are already so worried about money and matters related to the rec(...)

A new  survey conducted by Amárach Research has found that almost a third of parents  rarely or never monitor their children’s internet use at home. Photograph: iStockphoto

Parents are checking their children’s online behaviour less frequently, a new survey suggests, with almost a third of respondents saying they monit(...)

On the way: some of the plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes sold in Australia. Photograph: Reuters

Vincent Jennings is upfront about representing the interests of 1,200 retailers who sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. He is also upfront abo(...)

Previous generations in Ireland did not talk about their emotions, and there a sense that it was shameful, especially for men, to show emotion. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

How do we deal with our emotions and their consequences in Ireland today? Are we any better at discussing our feelings now than we have been in the(...)